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Rolex Kentucky

May 8, 2009

Rolex Kentucky Tidbits

Headley Britannia is by the part Irish Draft stallion Jumbo out of an American Thoroughbred mare, Alan’s Bambi. She was bred by Mike and Betty Hounsell at Headley Stud in Berkshire, England. Jumbo competed briefly at the advanced level with Andrew Nicholson.

First-placed Lucinda Fredericks and second-placed Bettina Hoy have husbands who have won the event: Clayton Fredericks in 2007 and Andrew Hoy in 2006.

April 28, 2009

Headley Britannia Claims Her Third Four-Star

By the time Lucinda Fredericks entered the new arena at the Kentucky Horse Park to show jump for the Rolex watch, the 34 riders who’d preceded her on April 26 in Lexington had proven that a clear round would be more easily attained this year than it has been in the past.

April 27, 2009

Only 36 Horses Will Go On To Show Jumping

Of the 47 horses who started cross-country yesterday, only 37 were left to present in the Sunday jog. Young rider Bonner Carpenter did not present Acapulco Jazz.

Hildago de L’Ile was the only international horse held, but France’s Nicolas Touzaint was able to breathe a sigh of relief when he was passed upon re-inspection.

Both Ralph Holstein’s Arctic Dancer and Jan Byyny’s Syd Kent were held. Syd Kent was passed on re-inspection, but unfortunately Arctic Dancer was spun.

April 26, 2009

Headley Britannia Charges To Lead After Cross-Country

Lucinda Fredericks demonstrated her perfect knowledge of her little chestnut mare as she guided her around the Rolex Kentucky cross-country track, taking the long way out over the final bench of the Sunken Road and the long way over the corner in the Head of Lake but finishing right on the time of 11:00 to take over the lead on April 25.

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